Clinical Director

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Clinical Director is part of the Leadership Team which also consists of: the Program Director and the Medical Director. Under general direction of the Program Director, the Clinical Director is responsible for the clinical programmatic direction and clinical care components of the 27 bed Clinical Stabilization Service (CSS) unit, including the management of the clinical staff and the patient care provided.

The CSS Clinical Director works collaboratively with the Program Director and Medical Director to provide direct care to patients and is responsible for maintaining the unit census and reviewing and logging incoming referrals ensuring that patients meet CSS criteria and medical necessity.

The Clinical Director is also responsible for providing direct individual and group supervision to all counseling staff, recovery specialists, care coordinators, interns, trainees, and other staff as needed.

The Clinical Director reviews and approves assessments and treatment plans and participates in treatment planning and aftercare services supports, while helping staff to develop the skills to effectively treat co-occurring disorders and trauma.

This position is also responsible for ensuring that all documentation is completed in a timely manner and is consistent with the regulations and standards established by the Joint Commission and state and federal regulatory bodies.

Position: Clinical Director, Massachusetts TC Clinical Group

Department: Clinical Stabilization Services

Schedule: Full Time

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

Responsible for leading CSS unit, which includes 27 beds

  • Direct clinical oversight of all Master’s level unlicensed and licensed clinical staff, Substance Use Disorder Bachelor’s level counseling staff, Care Coordinators, and Recovery Specialists within the CSS unit.
  • Collaborates and fosters a strong partnership with all Medical and Nursing staff including Behavioral Health providers, Psychiatrists and Psychiatric nurses; hospitalists and primary care physicians to ensure patient satisfaction and high quality behavioral health care and substance use services.
  • Collaborates with the Program Director on program design implementation, policies/procedures that promote patient centered care coordination, planning and delivery of services.
  • Develop evidence-based clinical treatment programming and monitors the delivery of services ensuring compliance with standards of practice and contractual requirements.
  • Oversees and/or directly supervises the process for patient admissions, case assignments, discharges. and referral to treatment.
  • Oversees quality assurance and conducts routine reviews of patient records to assure appropriate assessment, treatment planning, service delivery, timely recording of services and data collection.
  • Reviews and approves assessments and treatment plans.
  • Provides guidance in discharge planning to counselors and care coordinators.
  • Reviews documentation requesting additional units/extensions to ensure proper justification for the services based on medical necessity.
  • Leads psychoeducational, therapy and recovery-oriented client groups and provides individual counseling sessions as needed.
  • Participates in daily service utilization meetings and has a lead role in multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Participates in staff/supervision meetings and attends related professional development sessions/trainings.
  • Assists the Program Director in scheduling clinical and non-clinical staff ensuring proper coverage based on BSAS standards and standards from other regulatory bodies.
  • Provides on-call support.
  • Provides ongoing supervision, support, and training to direct reports, and ensures their timely performance evaluation.

EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or a related field.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Independent, unrestricted license in the behavioral health and/or substance use field in the state of Massachusetts (LICSW, LMHC, LADC-1, or Licensed Psychologist)
  • CPR certification or ability to complete training and obtain certification required.

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or a related field.
  • Independent, unrestricted license in the behavioral health and/or substance use field in the state of Massachusetts (LICSW, LMHC, LADC-1, or Licensed Psychologist)
  • 3+ years supervisory experience
  • At least 2 years experience in treatment settings for substance use disorders. Strong knowledge of dual diagnosis treatment, the substance use disorder treatment continuum, related services and community resources.
  • Naloxone/Narcan training or ability to complete training required.

Resumes may be sent to jposey@tcclinicalgroup.org.

To apply for this job email your details to jposey@tcclinicalgroup.org